How To Extend Your Stay & Play At A Casino

How To Extend Your Stay & Play At A Casino

If you decided to build a new home, would you start construction without first developing a plan or blueprint? Or would you begin a new business without having a business plan? Would you go to war without knowing your enemy and having a predetermined plan for victory? Well why do you go to the casino without a plan for winning?

Winning is what it is all about. I have never lost money at a casino and felt good about it and if you are honest, neither have you. I work hard for my money and when I go to the casino I want to know I have extended my very best effort towards winning. It is a small consolation when I lose and I do lose a lot but I also win a lot.

Here are a few tips to extend your next gambling vacation or casino day trip:

Plan Your Trip

Make your visit to a casino more enjoyable by calling ahead and finding out what is happening at the casino you plan to visit. Ask questions about available comp promotions and entertainment options. Are tickets available to upcoming shows? Inquire about food establishments, when they are open and if they are offering any specials?

Also never nail yourself to one casino. Find out if there is a neighboring casino. If so, call them and ask them the same questions. You may want to plan a visit there.
If you do plan to visit more than one casino, ask how much rated play is required at your host casino to have your room comped both at Casino Rates and fully comped (If you do not know what I mean by this, read Comps 101 or The Ask Game.).

Count Your Money

Before you go to a casino you should determine how much money you have to spend. Decide how long you plan to stay and divide your money up accordingly. If you have $200 and you plan to stay two days, plan on spending $100 per day.
Or if you only plan to stay several hours you can divide your money by how many hours you staying.

Set your stop losses and stay with them.

Plan Your Play

Plan your play based on your bankroll. How much money you have should dictate how much you can wager on a single hand, throw of the dice or pull of the wheel. Use common sense and decide this before you leave home and stay with it.
You should always have a good knowledge of the game you are playing if you play table games. Start slow and see if you are hot or cold. If you are winning, put some back for later. If you are losing, walk away. The tables will be there all night long. Do not try and create a hot streak.
A good slots system should be studied and used if you play slots. Slots pay in trends. Take your time and look for a trend. Watch what is going on around you and make your decisions based on what you are seeing. If you are winning, put some back for later. If you are losing, walk away. The slots will be there all night long. Do not try to start a trend.

Take A Break

You should have planned other activities when you called ahead to the casino. Stay with your plan. Go to a show or eat your meals when planned. Get away from the action and clear your thoughts. If you have friends at the casino, meet with them and get their opinions about what is happening. My dad always said two heads were better than one even if one is a goat head.

Plan On Taking Money Home

I have visited casinos where every penny I put in the slot was gone with the pull and I was not smart enough to walk out of the casino. Do not be afraid to leave. Many people won't leave a tight casino because they have just got there. You are not there to give your money away. You are there to have a good time and losing every dime you have is not having a good time.
Leaving when you are broke is easy. No decision to make, you just leave. On the other hand, it is hard to head for the door when you are winning. In your planning you should always set a time to go to the room or to go home, win lose or draw.

If every time you hit a jackpot or have a hot streak at the tables you put some of your winning away and do not touch it till you leave the casino, you will never have a long ride home.

Setting a game plan and staying with it requires a lot of self discipline especially in the bright lights and hot action of a casino.

Happy Gambling!

Dr. D.

DR. D. is a person who loves to gamble.

http://www.gulfcoastgamblingguide.com

In The News:


Wall Street Journal

Massachusetts Reconsiders Bet on Legal Casinos
Wall Street Journal
Three years after a state law paved the way for legalized casino gambling in Massachusetts, voters are set to decide next week whether New England's largest state should reverse course before the slot machine reels start spinning. The 2011 law allowed ...
Massachusetts Question 3 debate: MGM Springfield president, Repeal the ...The Republican - masslive.com
Question 3 to decide fate of four casinosThe Daily News of Newburyport
Question 3 on state ballot would repeal 2011 law for licensing up to three ...GazetteNET
Boston Globe -WNPR News
all 30 news articles »

Fox News

Will all bets be off? Massachusetts voters to decide casino gambling's fate
Fox News
A citizen-initiated ballot question this November will give voters a chance to reverse that 2011 decision -- ending casino gambling in the Bay State before it even begins. "The promises of revenue and jobs don't hold up," said John Ribeiro, chairman of ...
Economic benefits of casinos likely to outweigh costsThe Conversation US
Question 3 will decide fate of four Massachusetts casinosEagle-Tribune
Boston Globe and Barney Frank weigh in on Massachusetts casino repealNJ.com
Valley Advocate -Daily Free Press (subscription)
all 74 news articles »

'Redskins' name controversy, Casino gambling
WMUR Manchester
WHEN I WAS GOVERNOR, I SUPPORTED GAMBLING AT OUR FOUR TRACKS. WE HAD A RACE TRACKS. IT WOULD'VE PROVIDED REVENUE TO THE STATE IN A WAY I THOUGHT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL IN SUPPORTING EDUCATION AND ...


The Casino Giant And The Quest To Cut Odds On Your Gambling Habits
Forbes
The casino chain and gaming firm operates such casinos as Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch Resort, and 17 other venues. It is one of the largest businesses in the 'locals' market, which primarily serves nearby residents rather than out-of-town ...

and more »

Gambling issues roiling Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - As Ohio's casino and racino development has concluded - with four casinos and seven racinos seeking to build momentum - several nearby states are in the midst of heated debates regarding adding or removing gambling.

and more »

NBC 10 Philadelphia

Gambling Association Writes on Benefits of Casino Industry in Pa.
NBC 10 Philadelphia
The American Gaming Association has sent a letter to Pennsylvania's legislative leaders highlighting the findings of a study on casino gambling's impact in the state. The letter sent Thursday cites a study conducted by Oxford Economics that found ...


Anti-casino coalition members say economic benefits of Springfield gaming ...
The Republican - masslive.com
During a meeting with the editorial board of The Republican and Masslive.com, Al Cabot and Steve Abdow, who are urging voters to overturn the state law which expanded gaming to casinos and slots, said Springfield should not be "putting up the white ...


Boston Globe

Yes on Question 3: Pull the plug on flawed casino law
Boston Globe
THROUGH THE looking glass of Massachusetts politics, yes means no, and casino gambling means sustainable economic development. If voters can disentangle the first contradiction, though, at least they can get rid of the second: Voting yes on ballot ...
Interfaith anti-casino gathering: Massachusetts policy 'is creating gambling ...The Republican - masslive.com
Casino law must go: Opponents say casinos no quick economic fixBerkshire Eagle
The gamble on Question 3: Casino projects hang in the balanceTaunton Daily Gazette
Capecodonline -Wicked Local Taunton
all 40 news articles »

CNNMoney

Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bet
CNNMoney
Las Vegas has first class shopping, dining and nightlife. But for serious gamblers, Macau holds all the aces. The city's $45 billion casino industry is now roughly seven times bigger than Vegas, and eye-popping growth has attracted the biggest players, ...
Smoking ban the least of worries in Macau gamblingLas Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

all 29 news articles »

The Providence Journal

Eugene J. McKenna: Newport casino a losing proposition
The Providence Journal
Jobs, jobs, jobs! Economic development! We hear these words shouted at us many times a day. Of course these are major concerns in Rhode Island and throughout the country. But Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling do not think that the introduction ...
No love lost in casino disputeJamestown Press

all 3 news articles »
Google News

International Gambling 101- What You Absolutely Need to Know

All of us are familiar with what does gambling stand... Read More

Is Advertising Online Gambling Illegal in the State of Washington?

I wished to create a website to advertise Online Gambling... Read More

The Secret of Come Betting

Pssst...! Wanna know a secret?How about the secrets of come... Read More

Poker Tournaments

Most people believe that poker tournaments are for the most... Read More

4 Tips to Improve Your Online Poker Game

Online Poker has increased in popularity exponentially over the past... Read More

Always Win in the Casino Like James Bond

In the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever' we see James... Read More

Poker Popularity for Beginners

The game of poker is cherished since a long time.... Read More

Gambling Myths 101

Myths and rumors come with every gambling game. However undesirable,... Read More

Playing Ace-King in Texas Holdem

Everyone who plays Texas Holdem knows that Ace-King is one... Read More

College Football Betting - Trends and Rivalry Games

In college they have trends and in the pros they... Read More

The Secrets of Laying the Four and Ten

Pssst...! Wanna know a secret?How about the secrets of laying... Read More

The Silver Club Casino

The Book is run by Leroy's Sports Book and is... Read More

The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus Offers

If you have never opened an account with an online... Read More

Las Vegas Interesting Facts

Many have had their days of glory in the state... Read More

Tips To Ponder Before Buying A Poker Table

Poker tables come in al shapes, sizes and prices.Folding poker... Read More

Play Poker for Free Online

To play poker for free online is one of the... Read More

Las Vegas Dining and Drinks as Cheap as it Gets

Las Vegas, my favorite destination doesn't have to cost a... Read More

The MIT Blackjack Team Story

The MIT Blackjack Team Story What's the first... Read More

Gambling Equipment 101

The excitement and popularity of the gambling games entices few... Read More

Money Management, Why You Need to Manage Your Bankroll

You should only play games that your bankroll will allow.... Read More

Avoid These 4 Roulette Myths and Play Like a Pro!

Roulette is a fun exciting and simple game to play,... Read More

Understanding Different Types of Online Slot Machines

We'd be wasting your time if we attempted to categorize... Read More

2 Great Methods To Free Online Poker

What's one of the most common dreams for a an... Read More

Slot Machines - The Basics

Slot machines are by far the easiest - and one... Read More

Online Casinos Give You The Gambling Without the Travel Costs

Although the majority of gamblers would appreciate a trip to... Read More